Research - Recent Awards

Jeniel Nett, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, has been awarded approximately $2.6 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (R01 award) for her project, "Mechanism(s) of pathogenicity for Candida auris." In the project, Nett's team aims to uncover the molecular...
Dudley Lamming, PhD, assistant professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (pictured above in his lab with former graduate student Deyang Yu), has received a Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award. The three-year, $100,000 award provides flexible funds for books, research travel, supplies or similar expenses incurred in pursuit of Dr. Lamming's...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine, was named a 2020 winner of the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award. Established by the Academy in 1982, the award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made...
Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI, assistant professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology, pictured above, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars Program. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who may...
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) will lead a new project to compare the most effective treatments to help people quit smoking in real-world clinics, with a goal of tailoring and optimizing help to individual smokers. This $14 million grant from the National...
Two sets of investigators are the first recipients of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine's inaugural Cultivating Multidisciplinary Science Award. These $100,000 awards support investigator groups interested in developing multidisciplinary program project or center proposals, enabling them to collect preliminary data, develop the team and foster collaboration among PIs...
Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Infectious Disease, received a five-year, $481,135 R01 award from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) for his project, "Health Systems Innovations for Supporting Transitions of Care for Incarcerated People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C and Opioid Use Disorder." People...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award. This award, which recognizes research and teaching excellence in faculty who are at mid-career, provides $75,000 in flexible research funds over three years. The funds can be used for research, publication...
Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS, associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (pictured above in a 2017 file photo), received a Wisconsin Partnership Program Collaborative Health Sciences Program award for a new interdisciplinary research project that aims to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in Wisconsin. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause...
Jeremy Kratz, MD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, pictured here, is one of nine subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant in the inaugural year of the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr...